Jean-Louis Baillely
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Jean-Louis Baillely

Jean-Louis B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I tailor my guitar lessons to each of my students so that they can improve their skills in areas that interest them the most whether that be acoustic, electric, blues, classical, jazz, or country. This teaching approach, combined with my extensive and diverse guitar style background fosters the most efficient path of growth for my students. Furthermore, I can offer to teach students how to both sing and play guitar as I studied both guitar and voice for over 7 years.

My qualifications:
I've studied the guitar for seven years focusing on sight reading, playing by ear, understanding chord structures, and music theory. I've played in a rock band in college, I played guitar in Kenyon's Jazz Strings ensemble, I've also performed in bars in Paris. Additionally, I'm always ready to learn new styles or help my students learn songs that they're interested to play.

About Jean-Louis B.

Jean-Louis is a multi-instrumentalist developed a deep passion for music at a young age and began to develop his skills in singing and guitar throughout high school. In College, he completed a bachelor's degree in Music focusing on the voice and guitar but also developing skills in ear training, sight reading, music theory, music history, ethnomusicology, and computer music. Throughout his time as a musician Jean-Louis has sung with the elite Chamber Singers at Kenyon College, performed with the Kenyon Jazz Strings ensemble, sung and played guitar in many of the bars in Paris, and studied at the Conservatoire de Georges Bizet in Paris in 2018.

Jean-Louis graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Music (focusing on guitar and voice). At Kenyon, he was awarded distinction for outstanding performance in Music. he has been singing and playing guitar for over seven years. he has studied and continue to use skills such as music theory (whether it be classical, jazz, or pop), sight reading, ear training, and chordal accompaniment as a musician. he has experience with genres such as jazz, pop, blues, alternative rock, and classical.

Additionally, he is fluent in both English and French and can help with vocal diction in multiple languages (French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Latin).

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Surabhi P.
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Jean-Louis has been working with my son for a few sessions. He has done a great job working with the type of music my son wants to work on as well as providing him useful feedback on improving his singing. He also helped him to work on a chord to play alongside his song. Highly recommend!

Posted Jul 27, 2021
Oren Paley
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Great teacher. Listens to the student and works directly with them/ on their issues so no time is wasted. JL is very attentive and knowledgable in singing and voice. Highly recommend him!

Posted Jul 20, 2021
Zoë A.
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Jean-Louis immediately impressed me. He put my daughter at ease, but also pushed her to explore her range and technical skill on the very first lesson!

Posted Jul 17, 2021
Ryan
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JL is a wonderful teacher who is has helped me immensely by simplifying music theory, an area I have previously struggled with. He presented material to me in a digestible and practical way as well, focusing on how I could apply music theory to my playing (both songwriting and improvisation) rather than leaning too hard on the academic route. My playing only improved as much as it has by virtue of working with JL.

Posted May 20, 2021
Rebecca Johnson
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My daughter has online guitar lessons with you.
I must say, you are an exceptional teacher!
You were able to quickly pin point her strengths and weaknesses without wasting time. From the first lesson and there after, she has gained valuable knowledge.
So glad to have you! Thank you!

Posted May 20, 2021
Stefano
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I have seen Jean-Louis' incredible knowledge of the human voice and how to access its fullest potential. However, his passion for music cannot be overstated and is absolutely electric! His command of music theory, vocal rechnique, and foreign languages is truly outstanding!
Therefore, Jean-Louis Baillely has my complete and total endorsement!

Posted May 19, 2021
Gibb
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JL is incredibly knowledgeable in music theory and has helped me immensely to understand the relationships between chords and notes. Additionally, he has helped me to understand the music theory underlying some jazz standards which has allowed me to be more creative and flexible while soloing! I would highly recommend anyone at any level of guitar ability to work with Jean-Louis.

Posted May 19, 2021
Elizabeth
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Jean-Louis is a wonderful guitar and voice teacher. My son loves working with him and is learning a huge amount from the lessons!

Posted May 19, 2021
Sachin
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Jean-Louis is an amazing guitar teacher. Not only does he understand the instrument at an expert level, he also is able to explain difficult concepts on the guitar in a simple manner. He is adept at quickly isolating areas that I need improvement on, and even helped me put together a plan for my practice. His knowledge of music theory has also been very helpful in learning new songs and writing my own songs. In our first lesson, we covered standard chord progressions, scales to learn for solos, form and posture, and different styles that we could focus on. While being prepared for our lessons with some things that he wants me to learn, he also is flexible during our lessons, helping me grow in areas that I am interested in. I'll definitely be continuing regular lessons with Jean-Louis (and might sign up for his voice lessons too)!

Posted May 19, 2021
Tim
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Jean-Louis is clearly an experienced and established guitar instructor. I have been working with him for over a year now and my knowledge of the instrument has greatly improved in the areas of music theory, composition, jazz, and technique. I highly recommend this guitar instructor!

Posted May 19, 2021
Rebecca
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I have experienced first hand, Jean-Louis knowledge of the subject matter. He is compassionate about music, and his love of music makes it easy for the student to share his enthusiasm.
His musical attributes include a great understanding of music theory, foreign languages and vocal technique.
I would highly recommend Jean-Louis Baillely as an instructor!

Posted May 16, 2021

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Experience

Vocal Coach
Sep 2020 - Present

JL Music Academy

I am currently the Head Vocal Coach of JL Music academy where I teach students how to sing. We work on breath support, diction, pitch matching, vocal warmups & exercises, as well as building repertoire. All of my students have seen significant improvement in their vocal capacities since I have started working with them.

Guitar Instructor & Vocal Coach
Sep 2020 - Present

Self-Employed

Education

Music (focused on Voice and Guitar)
Aug 2015 - May 2019

Kenyon College

Classical Singing
Jan 2018 - May 2018

Conservatoire de Georges Bizet

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

CSM
Dec 2020

ScrumAlliance

CAPM
Aug 2020

Project Management Institute

Awards

Distinction in Music Major
Apr 2019

Kenyon College

Angela Waite Recital - Distinction in Performance
Jan 2019

Kenyon College

Affiliations

American Historical Association
Jan 2018
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